1/3 of the beads in a box are red, 2/3 of the remainder are blue and the rest are yellow. If there are 24 red beads, how many yellow beads are there?
Red Beads = 1/3 total amount of beads.
1/3 = 24 beads.
1) 24 x 3 = 72 (72 = total number of beads)
2) 72 - 24 = 48 (Subtract the 24 red beads to get the remaining number of beads)
Blue Beads = 2/3 of remainder (48)
1) 48 / 3 = 16 (16 = 1/3)
2) 16 x 2 = 32 (This is 2/3 of 48)
3) 48 - 32 = 16 (This equals the remaining number of beads)
Yellow Beads = 16 (Remaining)